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Different signs...

As a young child when I spoke my first word there was many cheers and excitement and by the time I was 18mths old I could speak over 50 words much to the amazement of my parents and professionals and was even put in the papers nicknamed "chatterbox" ! What was the big deal I see you thinking as all children go through this...the difference was that I was born profoundly deaf and my parents told that I would probably not speak well and to teach sign language...my parents were determined to prove them wrong and dedicated all their time in talking to me, ensuring eye contact at all times, wearing hearing aids as they were sure I could speak eventually...their hard work paid off and now I can speak fluently like many hearing people...in fact many don't realise that I am deaf until I tell them.
I grew up in the hearing world, and being able to speak well helped a lot but it was still hard...I didn't know sign language as my parents wanted me to learn communication via spee…